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The Perfect Sunday ft. Merchant Sons

@christianconfidential@christianconfidentialSince I started Christian Confidential (which seems like forever ago), my life has changed in so many ways. I’ve been very fortunate to have been able to work on some really cool projects, travel to places that I’ve only dreamed of and build some really great friendships along the way. That being said, when you’re running your own business it’s very easy to get caught up in all of the day-to-day tasks that you never really get a chance to ‘clock out’ from work. Over time, I’ve learned that this type of living is not sustainable and sooner than later you’ll end up burning out. It’s a tricky balance to try and grasp, especially if you’re a control freak (ahem meeee) and want to be involved in everything!

 Three years ago, I spent a few months abroad living in Paris and really took a liking to their ‘way of living’. My favourite day of the week out there always happened to be Sunday. The energy of the city was different, there was a very ‘laid back’, ‘do things on your own time’ type of vibe that I loved. Since being back in Toronto, I’ve attempted to integrate that same ‘way of living’ as much as I can into my own life. Sunday is the one day for me, where I can wake up late (guilt-free) and put no real pressure on myself to complete things.

My friends over at Merchant Sons, a new home decor retailer based out of Toronto, Canada asked me to describe what the ‘perfect Sunday‘ looks like to me and instead of just telling them, I decided to take them along with me (and you guys, of course).

@christianconfidential@christianconfidentialLike I mentioned earlier, on Sunday I do as little or as much as I want. I may stay in bed until 11:00am and watch the latest release on Netflix (Chewing Gum, anyone?) or flip through magazines. I may go to the gym or I may go for a run through the city. I might meet up with the boys and grab brunch or an early dinner, or I might go catch a movie on my own.

For me, Sunday’s are about things being easy, which is also what I love about Merchant Sons. They create practical things that we all use on a regular basis with a mantra in mind of making life easier. Whether it’s cozy bedding sets, scented candles, blankets or pillows they’re all made to look great, provide comfort and support your lifestyle!

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In collaboration with Merchant Sons, my team and I put together a little video + photos, giving you guys a glimpse into what a typical Sunday can look like for me. The main message that I want you guys to take away from this post is to always make time for yourself. As important as it is to work hard to achieve and attain the things that you want it’s just as important to recharge, reflect and relax.

Christian
@christianconfidential@christianconfidentialFor more information on Merchant Sons, visit them here!

What’s In My Place

Complete Bed Set | Towel Set | Sweatshirt Cushions | Sweatshirt Blanket | Scented Candles

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Film by Tin Mantra Productions for Christian Confidential

Photography by Christian Thompson & Sean O’Neill for Christian Confidential

Friends featured in the film: Jason Oliveira and Daniel Hundertmark

Nike France x Travel With Christian
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Nike France

Nike France x Travel With ChristianNike France x Travel With ChristianOne of the things I love most about travelling and blogging is being able to find cool ways to incorporate some of  the brands that  I work  with on my journey. I got the chance to visit the Nike media showroom in Paris and discuss fashion and fitness for the upcoming Fall/Winter season. We touched on key items for both men & women, the start up of their  Paris Run Club (which I also participated in) & I got to preview some of the fall collection that’s not yet in stores!Nike France x Travel With ChristianNike France x Travel With Christian

Discussing this seasons Air Max colorway direction with Nike’s head of PR. Nike France x Travel With Christian

  The Sportswear collection for women is pretty amazing, the Roshe’s were a definite highlight for me.

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Last year’s Aeroloft 800  vest saved my life when it came to running outdoor, so I’m excited to test out this new outerwear piece for men when it’s available in Canada.

Nike France x Travel With ChristianRunning with the Paris Run Club was such a great experience. I think that running is such a great way to explore a new city and doing it with an enthusiastic  group can make it that much better. The run group along with the run captain Jay of Black Rainbow were so welcoming and really pushed me with my pace. After our run we did a short core and muscle building circuit, followed up with some stretching. All in all; it was a great experience training with the Parisian team and amazing to see how they executed their program. Thank you to both my Canadian Nike family for making this happen & my new French Nike family for the warm welcome! Until next time Paris!Nike France x Travel With ChristianNike France x Travel With Christian